How Many Lies Did Obama Tell At His Twitter Townhall?

I have no idea, I’m just askin’. I didn’t watch, but you know there had to be at least a few good whoppers.

Here’s at least one , according to Weasel Zippers:

We froze federal pay for federal workers for two years. Now, that wasn’t real popular, as you might imagine, among federal workers. On the other hand, we were able to do that precisely because we wanted to prevent layoffs, and we wanted to make sure that we sent a signal that everybody’s going to have to make some sacrifices, including federal workers. By the way, people who work in the White House, they’ve had their pay frozen since I came in, our high-wage folks. So, they haven’t had a raise in two and a half years, and that’s appropriate because a lot of ordinary folks out there haven’t either. In fact, they’ve had their pay cut in some cases.”

Video, here.

Actually…

The White House released its annual salary report last week, and as usual, it’s nice to work for Barack Obama: Most staffers who were there for more than a year got a salary bump. A bigger one than you did.

The last time we checked in on White House salaries, we found that an astonishing 75% of continuing staffers got raises from 2009 to 2010—a huge number given the fact that, according to compensation experts, most companies had skipped routine raises that year in reaction to the economic crisis that the White House was busy failing to solve. This time around—from 2010 to 2011—the ratio is a little less dramatic. Of the 270 White House staffers who have been there for more than a year, 146—or 54%—received raises. The average salary increase was 8%. If you look at only staffers who got raises, the average increase was twice that.

Obama says, “by the way, people who work in the White House, they’ve had their pay frozen since I came in, our high-wage folks”.

21 White House staffers receive the maximum allowable salary of $172,200 a year, so I guess you could technically say, those “high wage folks” have had their salaries frozen.

See Also:

Gateway Pundit: Obama Fails to Lead, Lies and Promotes Failed Policies in Twitter Town Hall Disaster

AoSHQ: Obama Tuesday: “Leave Political Rhetoric At The Door” Obama Wednesday: The GOP Should Not Use Debt Ceiling Fight used as a gun against the heads of the American people”

MORE:

Here’s the whole God-forsaken thing if you want to do your own fact-checking:

UPDATE:

(Via Beth C.) Tomorrow: Facebook Town Hall with Paul Ryan:

Join Congressman Paul Ryan for a Facebook Town Hall. He’ll answer your questions LIVE.
Excellent. I guess he wasn’t all that intimidated by US Uncut’s recent FB Flashmob action against him:

 

5 thoughts on “How Many Lies Did Obama Tell At His Twitter Townhall?

  1. Oh, there are jobs, A.Men. It’s just that all the new jobs are already taken, or have been filled as party favors for the party loyals, just like they do it in Chicago. There certainly aren’t any new jobs in the private sector, what with oppressive regulation and uncertain taxation rules and all.

    I find it “amazing” that Obhammud would not be familiar with the salary increases given to his WH staff, since he would have to be the one to give final approval for such raises.

    That’s what CEOs do.

    What’s that you say, Duh-1 isn’t really a CEO? How could he be since he had absolutely no experience stepping into the job?

    Maybe that’s why he has the nickname “Duh-1?”

    And BTW, has anyone else noticed that there are approximately 18M citizens out of work right now, but there are something along the lines of 20M illegals in this country “doing the work citizens won’t do?”

    Oh, really?

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